Choreography for the Scanner

Choreography for the Scanner, 2015

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“This film creates unlikely partnerships between moving frames and paper images to explore a range of important questions related to memory and perception of dance, how dance is created, and who or what is dancing. Eqbal, acts as a Muybridge for our times, exploring not only how movements may be generated through contemporary image technologies, but also, what occurs between the frames. Choreography for the Scanner is a work engaged with the multiple histories of film, dance, and visual practices . . . whilst creating a new aesthetic experience of dance film that requires no prior knowledge of the genre to appreciate it. Choreography for the Scanner is a daring movie and its innovative concept shines through. . . . [W]ith skillful direction, the filmmaker creates a dance that prescinds the body of a dancer in movement. She makes use of static images of a ballerina to create a dance based on the illusion of movement in-between frames…and makes a ‘glitch dance’ emerge that is only possible on the screen.” — Short Film Winners of LIFF29- in Hull | Leeds International Film Festival


 

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Single-channel video with sound
2 minutes 44 seconds
(headphones or speakers recommended)


 

Series of prints — selected frames from animation

 

Pose-to-Pose, Figure I
in-between frame – rotation
digital toner print on paper
11 x 20 inches

Pose-to-Pose, Figure I
in-between frame – line

digital toner print on paper
11 x 20 inches

Pose-to-Pose, Figure II
in-between frame – line (compilation)
digital toner print on paper
11 x 24 inches

Pose-to-Pose, Figure III
in-between frame – line

digital toner print on paper
11 x 24 inches